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[aprssig] FREQ Object Formats

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Mon May 7 21:23:42 UTC 2012

On 5/7/2012 5:11 PM, Bob Bruninga wrote:
> That does not matter. I am talking about the standards BUILT INTO THE RADIO.
> If the radios in a given region have a STANDARD offset, then that is what is
> used.  If a country does not use the standard, then of course it does not
> apply and the actual offset must be included.

And we're talking about using the object information in devices that DO 
NOT HAVE ANY built-in "standards".  APRS is about more than just native 
APRS-capable radios.  We're trying to get more people into APRS with 
radios that don't have built-in TNCs, and may not even have built in 
"standard" offsets.

> If the radio does not have a standard, then of course it does not apply then
> either and that is why there is provision for indicating a non-standard
> offset.

If the radio does not have a standard, then what the offset is needs to 
be communicated even if the repeater itself DOES have a standard.

There's a whole lot more radios out there than D7xs and VX-8/FTM-350s.  
And some of them have no understanding of "standard" offsets, so why not 
pass all of the necessary information for a QSO, and make no assumptions 
of knowledge in the receiver?

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

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